AceShowbiz - NBC has released a full promo for its upcoming miniseries "The Slap". The video opens with a light tone as a couple prepares a small gathering with their friends and family members to celebrate the husband's birthday.
What's supposed to be a great day turns into a life-changing event when the host's cousin slaps another couple's misbehaving child. The child's parents take legal action, but what the hosts and guests don't know is that this moment will ignite a chain of events that will uncover long-buried secrets within this group of friends and family and vigorously challenge the core values of everyone involved.
The provocative drama has an all-star cast that includes Peter Sarsgaard, Uma Thurman, Zachary Quinto, Thandie Newton, Penn Badgley, Brian Cox and many others. Sarsgaard stars as Hector, a public servant, husband, father and valued friend on the cusp of his 40th, who tries to navigate family politics, awkward friendships and the young woman he is dangerously captivated by. Newton plays Hector's beautiful and intelligent wife Aisha.
Quinto lands the pivotal role as Harry, the slapper. He is described as a married father with a 15-year-old son who works as a mechanic/dealer specializing in expensive European automobiles, and lives with his family in a Brooklyn loft. Perennially angry but seemingly pleased with his life, Harry is a staunch believer in family and loyalty and never shies from picking a fight. However, Harry picks on the wrong guy when he slaps the horribly misbehaving child of another couple.
The eight-episode miniseries is set to premiere Thursday, February 12 at 8/7c on NBC.